ALBIE'S NOTE: Today I begin a series of blogs featuring memorable quotes from sermons I have heard, either in person or [perhaps more often] on tape. I begin this series with a favorite oddball quote taken from a sermon called "Wisdom From The King" by someone named Levert Noble. I have no actual idea who Mr. Noble is or was [the tape was given to me in a bag full of cassette sermons several years back] but judging from internal evidence I assume he was a traveling Baptist preacher who preached this sermon at a church in Idaho some time in the late 1990s.
I like the following quote for it's highly unusual interpretation of a certain O.T. Proverb. Here is a transcription:
"For example, you men. Has a contentious wife ever asked you to sleep on the couch 'cuz she's mad at you? Come on, be honest. [laughter]
"You know what I think you oughtta do? I think you oughtta just take a blanket and go camp out on that couch! I mean the Bible says right here 'It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.' [quoting Proverbs 21:9] Listen, if the corner of the housetop is too uncomfortable, I figure that couch is a good substitute! [laughter]
"Hey, I say make the best of it! Tell her you love her-- 'cuz you want not to have the sun go down on your wrath-- Amen?-- and just go sleep like a baby on that couch. I mean guys don't mind that, anyway. It's like camping indoors! [laughter] Just sleep it out and face the new day when you get up."
Interesting exegesis, eh? :)